Posts Tagged Senate

Gordon files bill to expand country’s pool of vaccinators

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 21, 2021

Manila, Philippines — Senator Richard Gordon has filed a bill seeking to expand the country’s pool of vaccinators for the immunization program of the government. Gordon, in a statement, said...

Senators seek third hearing on government’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several Senators seek a third hearing to further discuss the national government’s COVID-19 vaccine plan. The Senate Committee of the Whole may call for another public hearing...

Pangilinan called on DOH to reconsider Sinovac purchases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan called on the Department of Health to reconsider its order to purchase China’s Sinovac vaccine. In a statement, the Senator noted the results of...

COVID-19 vaccination hearing on Jan. 11 will not include the PSG — Sotto

Marje Pelayo   •   January 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate hearing on the government’s vaccination plan will push through on Monday (January 11) but Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the probe will not include...

Senate probe sought on recent ‘unlawful killings’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 19, 2020

Several senators are seeking an investigation the spate of ‘unlawful killings’ of lawyers, doctors, and other victims of alleged ‘red-tagging’. Senators Risa Hontiveros and Imee Marcos filed separate resolutions following...

Senate to look into government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

Robie de Guzman   •   December 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Tuesday said it has adopted a resolution that seeks to conduct an inquiry into the government’s novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination plan. The Senate...

Senate allots P5.9B budget for DICT’s broadband program in 2021

Robie de Guzman   •   December 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Grace Poe has announced that the Senate is moving to increase the government’s first-ever planned spending on telecommunications infrastructure to PHP5.9 billion. This is to speed...

Senate to probe massive flooding in Luzon after recent typhoons

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A resolution that seeks to probe the “confluence of factors” that led to the massive flooding in Luzon after the recent typhoons has been filed in the...

Senate OKs on final reading bill hiking teaching allowance to P10k

Robie de Guzman   •   November 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to institutionalize and increase the teaching supplies allowance for public school teachers. Voting 20-0,...

Senate panel to begin probe on alleged ‘red-tagging’ activities of military officials

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 30, 2020

The Senate panel will begin its inquiry next week (November 3) on the alleged ‘red-tagging’ activities of military officials. Senator Panfilo Lacson filed Senate Resolution No. 559 and will summon...

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